Evaluating Taipei Metro System

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Transport and its conveniences and inconveniences is a daily thought that doesn't escape most people's minds from the moment they are ready to leave their homes, to the moment they are ready to leave their offices, or schools. The MRT (Taipei Metro Rapid Transit System) has worked its way into being regarded as a convenient mode of transport. In this essay the MRT transit system's convenience will be assessed in terms of its schedule, comfort, and payment system.

Firstly, the MRT's schedule is considered convenient due to its constant arrivals and departures from station to station. This allows users to have confidence in it as they are able to arrive at their destination on time. As long as the users set an approximation of the time required to reach somewhere, they are most likely to arrive punctually. Also, the availability of the MRT at late night hours is convenient, as it allows its users to spare more time on their daily recreations as they are able to have a transport system available until midnight. This also caters for the working population who work night shifts and are in need of such a service. Furthermore, the MRT has 70 stations, with a train departing approximately every three minutes at these various stations, all around Taipei City. This reflects that the MRT has established a large network, judging from the number of stations available.

Secondly, the comfort is another dimension in which the MRT's convenience can be assessed, as it provides priority seats catering for the elderly, handicapped and pregnant passengers. It also provides handles for standing passengers along the isles. These arrangements allow the carriages to make use of all the space and hence accommodate more passengers and any possible baggage they would have. The MRT is so accommodating of its user's comfort to the extent that the carriages are equipped with air conditioning…...

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